Banyan Tree Appoints Angsana Laguna Phuket Team

Three Banyan Tree employees head flagship property for Angsana Hotels & Resorts By: Beatrice Baisa
Jerry John // (c) 2011 Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts
Jerry John // (c) 2011 Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts

Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts has appointed three associates to join Angsana Laguna Phuket, the flagship property of sister brand Angsana Hotels & Resorts. This handpicked team will consist of Jerry John as general manager, Ed Diluca as resident manager and Luhu Winarno as executive assistant manager of rooms. Together, this group has more than 16 years of experience managing Banyan Tree properties around the world.

Leading the hotel as general manager, John has 25 years of hospitality experience. Prior to Angsana Laguna Phuket, John oversaw operations at the award-winning Banyan Tree Phuket as hotel manager. Diluca was an integral part of the opening team at Banyan Tree Mayakoba in Mexico and directed the food and beverage function there for two years. Winarno has been with Banyan Tree since 1999 and was most recently hotel manager for Banyan Tree Ringha in China.

“We chose the team for Angsana Laguna Phuket based on their track record and creativity,” said Arthur Kiong, managing director of hotel operations for Asia Pacific and senior vice president of group marketing services for Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts. “The newly assembled team is entrusted with the creation of something new and stylish — an ‘it’ resort that will define and showcase the identity of the Angsana brand in the future.”
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